It seems nearly every week there is a new development of some kind of wearable technology. This ranges from large corporate companies, to small businesses, to individuals with even students getting in on the wearable technology buzz.
Wearable technology has given a resurgence to inventing and “home-grown” projects. Some of the most exciting gadgets we have seen have been from new startups and some have been totally unique inventions, solving problems that do exist in general life. Of course there’s all sorts of other gadgets too, anything from fitness to entertainment wearables, they should all be given some credit.
With so many new developers coming through we wanted to reach out to people within the industry to create a roundup of their opinions and what advice they have for new startups in the wearable tech market.
So we reached out to many of the industry developers and PR people and asked them the question:
“What would be your 3 best tips to new start-ups in the wearable tech industry?”
Below you can read their answers, which should be of interest whether you are thinking of starting a wearable tech project, already started some kind of kickstarter, interested in wearable technology in general or these companies and individuals. We’d love to hear your thoughts, feel free to leave a comment below!
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Anastasia Emmanuel, Billie Whitehouse, Brian Miller, Bruce Borenstein, Caspar Thykier, Catherine Calarco, Chirag Jagtiani, Chris Cox, Daan Roosegaarde, Dave Asprey, David Fleck, Francesco Giartosio, Frederic Blouin, Intelligent Headset, Janet Hansen, Jeff Noce, Jenni Arksey, Lew Turnquist, Martin Gossling, Mike Sarow, Monisha Perkash, Omate, Oskar Kalmaru, Sameera Banduk, Scott Coles, Stacey Burr, Steve Leftly, T.Ware, Tero Aaltonen, Todd Gailun, Uwe Diegel, Youmna Hobeika
There’s some great advice here from those who have experience in the Wearable Tech space and anyone thinking of following in their footsteps should find it interesting and perhaps refer to it as they start out their own ventures.
This industry is such an exciting, innovative one to get to into yet has many pitfalls startups can fall into. To really get your project off the ground and out there into the hands of ‘wearers’ it would be important to take onboard points outlined here such as – “what problem are you trying to solve?”, “has your idea already been met by another existing product?”, focus on design, persevere, get the right team in place. Perhaps most of all enjoy what you’re doing!
Please feel free to leave a comment below, it would be great to get your feedback on our roundup.